Cavaliers Notch Impressive Performances on Final Day of Husky Classic
SEATTLE, Wash. – Redshirt senior All-American Stephanie Garcia and redshirt junior All-American Emil Heineking each notched the program’s all-time second-best marks in their respective 3000m races on Saturday at the University of Washington’s Husky Classic.
Garcia finished the women’s section of the event with a time of 9:21.69 – the fastest 3000m time since Claire Forbes set the school record at 9:18.80 in 1992. Heineking then concluded the meet for Virginia by becoming the second Cavalier in program history to run sub-8 minutes in the 3000m. His time of 7:58.36 trails just former All-American Kris Herdt’s school record of 7:54.90 from 1987.
Redshirt sophomore All-American Morgane Gay and redshirt freshman Taylor Gilland also competed in the 3000m. Gay ran 9:28.28 to finish with the program’s sixth-best mark of all-time, while Gilland finished with a personal-best time of 8:16.06.
Sophomore Brett Johnson rounds out the Cavaliers who competed at Washington. Johnson finished the mile in a personal-best time of 4:03.62. That mark stands as the fourth-best performance of all-time at Virginia.
The Cavaliers are also competing at The Armory in New York City tonight; where sophomore NCAA Champion Robby Andrews helped seven-time Olympic and world championship medalist Bernard Lagat break the 21-year-old American record in the indoor 2-mile. Events began at 6 p.m., and are scheduled to finish around 10:30 p.m. Results will be posted to VirginiaSports.com upon the completion of the meet.